The Norwin Public Library marks its 18th year on Caruthers Lane in Irwin. This location marks the fourth and (hopefully!) final home for the highest circulating library in Westmoreland County.
Prior to the opening of the 100 Caruthers Lane facility, the Norwin Public Library was housed in an old Post Office, the upstairs of a bank, a former pharmacy, and even a residential home.
As Norwin has grown, the library has grown with it. Since that first day, the library has doubled its annual circulation.
While we didn’t have people counters at the old facility, we can now verify that as many as 100,000 people visit the library every year.
In difficult times, the investment in a public library can provide a return on investment of 10, 20, or even 30%. Through loaning books, CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks, we save our patrons $2 million dollars annually!